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FOM release Fuji F1 in-car footage.

In the wake of the controversial Formula 1 penalties meted out in the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway last weekend, in-car footage has been released of the incidents regarding Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Sébastien Bourdais.

All three drivers received penalties either during or after the race – Hamilton for his dangerously late-braking into the first corner that sent the field scattering wide, Massa for having tipped the McLaren-Mercedes star into a spin just a lap later and Bourdais for his collision with the Brazilian late on in the grand prix.

The Bourdais penalty in particular provoked widespread condemnation, and it subsequently emerged that in that case the race stewards had acted against prior advice from FIA race director Charlie Whiting that the driver exiting the pit-lane has priority [see separate story – click here].

Now Formula One Management – the company owned by the sport's commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone – has released high-quality replays of each of the incidents, including a number of unseen angles and cockpit views.

To watch the video and decide for yourself, click here

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Richy Rich

October 15, 2008 11:48 AM

Clip & link fine for me, though it shows nothing we didn't know. A) It was Hekki that ran Kimi wide at turn 1. If Hekki had been penalised so should half the field behind him. Why Lewis was penalised only the MaFIA will know. B) Massa ballsed up his turn in, allowing Lewis past, then Massa drives into him. Correct penalty. C) Massa has his blinkers on & hits Seb. Certainly not the other way round. Incorrect penalty & buy stewards glasses... I honestly can't believe anyone could say anything differnt - it's all OBVIOUS!!! Does anyone know the names of the stewards at Japan?? - would like to find out their history. I.e - Spa's stewards were just 'returning favours' to Spanky Max.


October 15, 2008 1:07 PM
Last Edited 3172 days ago

Dice, lewis backed off, massa out breaked himself, perhaps take your scarlet tinted glasses off and look again! And whats with people being branded as "lewis fanboys" yeah i'm a lewis fan, not a fan boy!

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